Programme Assistant -SSA- (Cash and Voucher) - (WFP/IRQ/2012/035)

Location : Erbil, IRAQ
Application Deadline :14-Dec-12 (Midnight New York, USA)
Type of Contract :Other
Post Level :Other
Languages Required :
Arabic   English  

Duties and Responsibilities

  1. Review requests for cash requirements and initiate remittance action through the WFP Information Systems; draft correspondence pertaining to subsidy and commodity cash requirements to country offices;
  2. Prepare periodic projections of commodity requirements/commitments by project and by country based on incoming data from country and regional offices and input data into the WFP Information Systems;
  3. Review incoming documentation, identify cargo losses and draft submission to Insurers/Carriers, based on support documents;
  4. Review and reconcile a variety of financial and operational reports;
  5. Monitor accruals and deposits into banks and approval and utilization of WFP generated funds;
  6. Analyze and process requests for a variety of data;
  7. Using WFP’s Information Systems, enter new and revised data such as new estimates/budget revisions, insurance claims, funding requests and cost information;
  8. Monitor ongoing shipments, pipeline information, insurance claims and other data;
  9. Prepare periodic reports, statistical information and tables;
  10. Liaise with other units to resolve issues and clarify or obtain additional information;
  11. Assist in conducting training of field staff on commodity management, as necessary;
  12. Maintain accurate records and files within the field of work;
  13. Draft correspondence related to the field of work;
  14. Perform other related duties as required.



  1. Action Management
  2. Communications
  3. Ethics & Values
  4. Teamwork
  5. Behavioral Flexibility
  6. Client Orientation
  7. Initiative
  8. Interpersonal Relations
  9. Judgment

Required Skills and Experience

Secondary school education, preferably supplemented by courses in a field related to WFP programmatic activities.
At least four years of progressively responsible support or secretarial work experience including at least two years in the field of accounting, transport, insurance, statistics, operations or other related field. At least one year at G4 level or equivalent.
Experience utilizing computers including word processing, spreadsheet and other software packages.
Fluency in both oral and written communication in English, Arabic and Kurdish.
Desirable Skills:
Proficiency in a second official WFP language; training and/or experience using other WFP software; knowledge of WFP financial regulations and rules, and WFP policies and procedures in the area of work.
Please note that no other type of application form, including CVs, will be considered for such positions, other than the one found at the link specified above.
The applicant should be either a national of the country or have valid residence/ work permit at the time of application

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